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quiz 1318 – 1990s quiz (QA)

1 In politics and economics, ‘what’ Wednesday refers to 16th September 1992, when the British government was forced to withdraw the pound sterling from the European Rate Mechanism, after they were unable to keep it above its agreed lower limit? Black Wednesday
2 What is the first name of English singer Pixie Lott, born in January 1991? Victoria
3 What is the title of the first-person shooter science fiction video game, released by id Software in 1993? Doom
4 Who won the 1994 Formula One Grand Prix World Championships? Michael Schumacher
5 In June 1991, which late US President was exhumed to test whether his death was caused by arsenic poisoning and not gastrointestinal illness? Zachary Taylor
6 On 31st March 1990, The Second Battle of Trafalgar was the largest protest in England against what? Poll Tax (Community Charge)
7 Who was Bill Clinton’s running mate in the 1992 US Presidential election? Al Gore
8 In August 1990, which late American composer and conductor had his final concert at Tanglewood in Massachusetts, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra? Leonard Bernstein
9 In April 1993, the World Health Organisation declared which disease ‘A global health emergency’? Tuberculosis
10 MCMXCVIII depicts which year? 1998
11 In May 1999, after over 20 years of restoration work, which painting by Leonardo da Vinci was placed back on display in Milan? The Last Supper
12 Who won the World Chess Championship in December 1990, holding his title? Garry Kasparov
13 In May 1998, which future UK television presenter, at age 27, became one of the youngest climbers to scale Mount Everest? Bear Grylls
14 In March 1994, what was ‘David and Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web’ renamed? Yahoo!
15 Which country won the 1996 Cricket World Cup? Sri Lanka
16 What was the call sign of the eight-man British Army SAS patrol deployed into Iraq during the first Gulf War in January 1991? Bravo Two Zero
17 In August 1998, the first RFID human implantation was tested in the UK. What does RFID stand for? Radio-frequency identification
18 In November 1990, British Satellite Broadcasting merged with which television service? Sky (Television plc)
19 In October 1992, which singer ripped up a photo of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live, after performing a song protesting alleged child abuse by the Catholic Church? Sinead O’Connor
20 In July 1996, US journalist Joe Klein was revealed to be the ‘annoymous’ author of which political fictional novel? Primary Colours: A Novel of Politics